This is 7 year old London Wirihana, and for the longest time she has contemplated cutting her luscious locks for charity.
But recently, her beautiful Aunty Grace lost a close friend to suicide and London decided the time was right; she HAD to help.
And while too young to fully understand what it means for someone to end their life, London’s understanding is enough to know that she never wants another family, friend or loved one to experience the sadness of losing someone to suicide.
London came to her parents with a plan to cut and donate her hair, to help 2 lots of people.
In her own words she wanted to “give her hair to people who’s struggles are on the outside, and donate the money raised from cutting it to people who’s struggles are on the inside.”
So, on May 5th, just shy of her 8th Birthday London will have her very first official haircut, donating 35.5 inches of hair to be made into wigs for kids suffering from Cancer and Alopecia. With all funds raised going directly to ‘Kodi’s Message’ in honour of Declan Lowry, to continue the amazing work they do with suicide prevention and anti bullying.